US Woman Arrested For Hiding Her Mother's Body Under Blankets For 44 Days

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US Woman Arrested For Hiding Her Mother's Body Under Blankets For 44 Days

A Virginia lady was accused of hiding a dead body in the wake of concealing her mom's cadaver in their home for 44 days, specialists said Friday. 

Jo-Whitney Outland, 55, of Bristol, Virginia, shrouded the cadaver of Rosemary Outland, her 78-year-old mother, under 54 covers in their southwest Virginia home, said Sgt. Steve Crawford of the Bristol police. 

Crawford said a letter composed by Jo-Whitney Outland that was found in the home demonstrated her mom kicked the bucket Dec. 29 and that she secured the body with covers in the wake of neglecting to restore her with CPR. Outland then latched an entryway and wouldn't give relatives access to the home, concealing the aroma of the breaking down body with 66 deodorizers as she rested beside the body, Crawford said. 

Outland did not have a lawyer Friday, as indicated by court records. Nobody picked up the telephone at a number recorded for her out in the open records. 

"I've taken care of a great deal of expired individuals yet nothing of this extent," Crawford said. "It's strange." 

Crawford said the body was found after Rosemary Outland's nephew moved through a window. Experts said there is no sign of treachery in her passing. 

The Bristol Herald Courier revealed the body had indications of deterioration, preservation and rot. As per the paper, Jo-Whitney Outland appeared to remain at the home after her mom's demise, in spite of the fact that experts discovered her at a relative's home. 

Outland told police the reason she didn't call anybody when her mom kicked the bucket was that she dreaded being captured, Crawford said. Grown-up defensive administrations had contact with the Outlands previously, he stated, albeit no charges were ever documented.

Outland was captured Tuesday and accused of covering of a body, a lawful offense. She was discharged and is booked to profit to court for Feb. 28. 

"Forty-four days in the house with an expired individual - what can you truly state about that other than that you needed to realize that you needed to call somebody?" Crawford said.